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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
Read more at: Dr Alison Kemp

Dr Alison Kemp

I am a Research Associate at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research doing research into basic malaria parasite biology to find new vaccine candidates or drug targets. My work is part of the Multivivax consortium developing tools for vaccine development.

Read more at: Prof Mike Weekes

Prof Mike Weekes

General research description:

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous herpesvirus that infects 60-90% of individuals. Following primary infection, HCMV establishes a latent infection under the control of a healthy immune system. Reactivation from viral latency to productive infection causes serious disease in immunocompromised individuals, such as transplant recipients and AIDS patients. Congenital CMV affects 1/100 pregnancies, and is the leading viral cause of birth defects.